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Saturday 15 March 2014
Culture Featured World

the very real consequences of living on stolen land

Shannon Clarke
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For a while, her name and picture were everywhere. In Nova Scotia, literally, on papers covering the province. Loretta Saunders, a 26-year-old criminology student disappeared on 13 February. She was writing her Masters thesis on the hundreds of missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada. Saunders, originally from Labrador and studying at Saint Mary’s University…
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Sunday 16 February 2014
News Politics

in brief: indigenous workers in abbott government receive $19,000 less per year

Bridget Conway
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Just as we thought things with the newly appointed Abbott government couldn’t get any worse. News has broke that the government’s initiative to bring ‘to bring indigenous policy under the PM’s control,’ by employing ‘260 Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander bureaucrats’ into the Department of the Prime Minster and Cabinet, is going to be paying…
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Sunday 16 February 2014
News Politics

closing the gap 2014: are we there yet?

Eileen McInnes
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The 2014 Close the Gap report, released this week has highlighted a number of disturbing statistics regarding the disadvantage of Australia’s Indigenous population and the necessity for more Indigenous community led initiatives. The Close the Gap initiative was implemented six years ago to tackle the issues of Aboriginal disadvantage by setting a number of health,…
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